Retail

Tech Talk for Monday January 27th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Monday January 27th U.S. equity index futures were sharply lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 48 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded to intensified worries that the coronavirus will spread. Gold responded to coronavirus fears by gaining $9.80 to ...

The best mutual fund companies you’ve never heard of

It’s a sad fact Canadians are still saddled with some of the world’s most expensive mutual fund fees, even though several lesser-known independent fund companies provide quality active management at a reasonably low cost. Part of the problem is that Canadians place so much trust in the dominant ...

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, January 24, 2020

GAP INC., $17.66, symbol GPS on New York, is a multi-brand apparel retailer based in San Francisco. It owns Old Navy, The Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and Hill City. In May 2019, the company told investors that it would spin off its Old Navy brand. Its remaining brands would stay with Ga ...

Will your portfolio get jacked with Peloton?

A few years ago, I started working out. With high cholesterol running in my family and my body getting older, I decided it was time to start taking care of myself. I could never muster up the energy to go to a gym, so I enlisted a friend who would come to my house once a week and put me through my ...

Canadian Tire Credit Cards: We Break Down the Triangle Rewards Program and Triangle Mastercards

If you’re Canadian, chances are you’ve shopped at Canadian Tire. The retailer, established nearly 100 years ago to sell tires, has steadily expanded into a one-stop shop for everything home, automotive and outdoors, which means customers can find everything from patio furniture to hockey equipm ...

Montreal retail woes underscore need for property tax reform

Author: Josef Filipowicz Approximately 15 per cent of Montreal's street-level retail spaces are vacant. Read more about Montreal retail woes underscore need for property tax reform Tags:  property tax property taxes industrial property tax business property tax ...

Tech Talk for Monday January 20th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Monday January 20th World equity markets were mixed in quiet overnight trading. U.S. equity markets are closed for the Martin Luther King holiday. European equity indices moved slightly lower. Far East equity indices moved higher, led by a 20.29 point gain by the Shanghai C ...

What’s in store for alternative assets in 2020?

The current market environment continues to push institutional investors into alternative assets, seeking both yield and diversification, but not all options are created equal. Hedge funds, according ... ...

Tech Talk for Friday January 17th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Friday January 17th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 8 points in pre-opening trade. Equity index futures were virtually unchanged following release of December Housing Starts released at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus was unchanged from N ...

Tech Talk for Thursday January 16th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday January 16th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 10 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus for December Retail Sales was an increase ...